In March, the Finnish forest industry published renewed responsibility commitments, valid until 2025. The objective is to promote forest management, sustainable production and the circular economy, as well as social well-being.
Even though urbanisation, environmental values and the spread of online commerce are creating new business opportunities, you cannot draw a straight line from megatrends to the growth outlooks of Finnish businesses operating in the bioeconomy sector.
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a technology that allows the production of reactive lignin from pulp mills’ side streams. Reactive lignin can replace the toxic substances in wood adhesives, for example.